Judge Rules Blue Grass Airport Can't Be Sued Over Flight 5191 Crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled that Blue Grass Airport can NOT be sued over last summer's deadly Comair plane crash.

The ruling virtually exonerates the airport from any financial liability.

Comair had sued the airport and the Federal Aviation Administration, claiming they should share in the blame.

But today a Fayette County circuit judge ruled the airport enjoyed sovereign immunity because it is part of the Lexington-Fayette County government.

Comair argued that the legislative protection should not apply because the airport operates financially independently of the government.

Lawyers for the airline had no immediate comment after the two-hour hearing.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by kristy Location: manchester on Aug 2, 2007 at 07:07 PM
    the airport should stand in part of the crash since they only had one air controller on duty that morning whom could have notice the problem of wrong runway if that person had been paying close attention

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